Polyscias filicifolia

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  • Botanical Name : Polyscias filicifolia (C.Moore ex E.Fourn.) L.H. Bailey
  • Synonyms : Aralia filicifolia C.Moore ex E.Fourn
  • Common Name : Fern-Leaf Aralia, Angelica
  • Plant Family : Araliaceae
  • Plant Form : Shrub
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 15
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Gujarat Forestry Research Foundation, Indroda Park, Van Chetana Kendra

About Polyscias filicifolia Plant :

  • Habit : An evergreen shrub.
  • Leaves :
    • Evergreen, pinnately compound.
    • Leaflet shape on the same plant can vary.
    • Juvenile leaflets are fern-like, lanceolate and deeply cut with jagged edges.
    • Mature leaflets are broad-ovate and sometimes entire.
  • Flowers : Pale yellow to white flowers in free-branching inflorescences bloom in summer.
  • Fruits : Drupe
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : May
  • Significance : It is commonly grown indoors as a houseplant for enjoyment of its handsome fern-like foliage.